On This Day

Baseball Players in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 998

  • 1914-05-16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City

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1914-06-09 Pittsburgh Pirate baseball shortstop Honus Wagner is 2nd player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

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1914-07-11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth makes his MLB debut as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox; earns 4-3 win against the Cleveland Naps at Fenway Park

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1914-08-03 NY Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker throws out 3 Tigers' runners to 2nd base during the 1st innings, only time in 20th Century
  • 1914-09-12 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • 1914-09-27 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
  • 1916-06-21 Boston Red Sox pitcher Rube Foster no-hits New York Yankees, 2-0 at Fenway Park
  • 1916-07-01 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR; Pirates beat Reds, 2-1
  • 1916-07-20 NY Giants trade future Baseball HOF pitcher Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds
  • 1916-09-04 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown face each other for a final time; after 25 contests Mathewson takes a 13-12 advantage with Reds 10-8 winners over Cubs
  • 1917-04-14 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • 1917-05-05 St Louis Browns pitcher Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0 at Sportsman's Park III
  • 1917-06-01 Boston Braves first baseman Hank Gowdy is first active MLB player to enlist for service in World War I; only player to fight in both World War I & II
  • 1917-06-23 Ernie Shore enters game after Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth is ejected for throwing punch at umpire; retires all 26 batters he faces to win 4-0 vs Washington Senators; ruled combined no-hitter
  • 1917-07-01 Reds' Fred Toney pitches 2 complete games in doubleheader victories over Pirates, allows 3 hits each game, fewest allowed by any pitcher winning 2 MLB games in one day
  • 1917-08-22 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game; left fielder Carson Bigbee sets MLB record of 11 at-bats in 22 inning, 6-5 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

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1918-01-02 After repeated clashes over pay with the Brooklyn Robins owner Charlie Ebbets, star right fielder and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel is traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel

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1918-04-18 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 1918-06-03 Boston Red Sox pitcher Dutch Leonard throws his 2nd no-hitter; beats Detroit Tigers, 5-0 at Navin Field
  • 1918-07-19 Washington Senators catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for draft deferment; Secretary of War, Newton D Baker rules baseball players not draft exempt but later moves date to 1 September; both leagues end regular season 2 September
  • 1919-02-01 Brooklyn Robins trade former NL MVP Jake Daubert to Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tommy Griffith; result of a salary grievance
  • 1919-07-13 Boston Red Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support in field
  • 1919-08-14 Chicago White Sox outfielder Happy Felsch ties MLB record of 4 outfield assists in a game in 15-6 loss to Boston Red Sox
  • 1919-08-20 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for .505 average)
  • 1919-08-24 Having pitched into the 9th inning Cleveland's Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning; goes on to record final out for Indians' 2-1 win over Philadelphia A's
  • 1919-09-27 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
  • 1919-10-06 Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a Baseball World Series in Game 5 vs Cincinnati Reds; angered when pitchers Eddie Cicotte & Lefty Williams refuse to follow his signals during 5-0 loss
  • 1919-12-10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • 1920-01-12 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
  • 1920-08-16 Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in head by NY Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only MLB game related fatality
  • 1920-10-03 St Browns 1st baseman George Sisler collects his 257th hit of the season to set MLB record that lasts until the 21st century.; Browns beat White Sox, 16 - 7
  • 1920-10-10 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball's first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)
  • 1920-12-17 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
  • 1921-05-31 Boston Red Sox 1st baseman John "Stuffy" McInnis begins an errorless string of 1,700 chances
  • 1921-06-13 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • 1921-08-25 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
  • 1921-10-02 New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1921-10-02 Chicago White Sox backstop Ray Schalk becomes the first and only MLB catcher to make a putout at all bases; White Sox beat Indians 7-4
  • 1922-04-30 Chicago pitcher Charlie Robertson throws a perfect game as the White Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Navin Field
  • 1922-06-12 Browns pitcher Hub Pruett strikes out future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth 3 consecutive times as St. Louis beats New York Yankees, 7 - 1 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
  • 1922-08-04 Lizzie Murphy becomes the first female to play against MLB players in a charity exhibition; all-stars from New England and AL v Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • 1922-09-15 Philadelphia catcher Butch Henline becomes first NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897 during Phillies' 10-9 win over St. Louis Cardinals at the Baker Bowl

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1922-09-20 St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1922-09-24 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
  • 1922-10-01 St. Louis Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Chicago Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
  • 1922-10-30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hit .349 & was 13-2 as pitcher for Baltimore (International League) in 1922)
  • 1923-02-20 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson becomes President and owner of Boston Braves; buys the team for $300,000 with NY attorney Judge Emil Fuchs and Bostonian James McDonough

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923-07-22 Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson becomes 1st to reach 3,000 career strikeout milestone (en route to 3,508) with 5 K's in 3-1 win over Cleveland Indians

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1923-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher 'Sad Sam' Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • 1923-09-14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • 1923-12-23 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
  • 1924-08-01 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
  • 1924-08-02 A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game; 3 HRs and a double as Philadelphia beats Cleveland Indians, 12-4 at Dunn Field
  • 1924-09-20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • 1924-10-01 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand

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1925-05-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut at 17 for Philadelphia A's; pinch-hits a single in 9-4 loss v Washington

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx

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1925-05-05 Detroit center fielder Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 with 4 runs, 5 RBI and 16 TBs in Tigers' 14-8 win over the Browns at Sportsman's Park III, St. Louis

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1925-05-07 MBA Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1925-05-26 Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb is first to collect 1,000 extra-base hits when he doubles in Detroit Tigers' 8-1 win against the Chicago WS at Comiskey Park

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1925-06-01 Future NY Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig pinch hits for shortstop Pee-Wee Wanninge in a 5-3 loss to Washington; first of record 2,130 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

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1925-07-22 NY Yankees buy future Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Leo Durocher from Hartford Senators (Eastern League)

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1925-09-22 New York left fielder Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-home runs as the Yankees score an 11-6 home victory over Chicago White Sox
  • 1925-09-23 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
  • 1926-02-06 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees

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1926-05-01 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige (19) debuts in the Negro Southern League for Chattanooga

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige
  • 1926-07-22 Cincinnati Reds right fielder Curt Walker ties National League record of 2 triples in an inning in a 13-1 rout of the Boston Braves
  • 1926-08-11 Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF outfielder Tris Speaker hits his 700th double in 7-2 loss to Chicago WS at Dunn Field, Cleveland
  • 1926-08-21 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ted Lyons no hits Boston Red Sox, 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway Park
  • 1926-10-06 Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game as NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 10-5 in Game 4 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

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1926-11-11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins is released as Chicago White Sox player/manager; replaced by another future HOF'er catcher Ray Schalk

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1926-12-20 St. Louis Cardinals trade future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby to NY Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring; concerns over Hornsby's gambling
  • 1927-01-01 Brooklyn announces release of future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Zack Wheat after 18 consecutive seasons with Robins; Wheat hits .324 in final season with Philadelphia A's
  • 1927-01-31 NL rules future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the St. Louis Cardinals and play for the NY Giants; earns $2,916 dividend on same day
  • 1927-03-04 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees
  • 1927-05-31 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1927-06-23 New York future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in Yankees' 11-4 victory over Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • 1927-08-05 Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats in 9-7 win v Pirates
  • 1927-10-11 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig is named American League MVP; despite hitting MLB record 60 HR's Babe Ruth as a former winner is not eligible
  • 1927-12-04 Pittsburgh Pirates future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner wins NL MVP
  • 1928-06-12 New York Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig collects 14 total bases with 2 triples and 2 home runs in a 15-7 win over Chicago White Sox

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1928-08-11 NY Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell registers first MLB victory, a 4-0 shutout of Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds, NYC

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • 1928-09-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ty Cobb records his 4,189th and final career hit, as a pinch hitter for Philadelphia A's in 6-1 loss v Washington Senators
  • 1928-09-17 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
  • 1928-12-01 National League President John Heydler first to propose a baseball rule change calling for a 10th man, or 'designated hitter', to bat in place of the pitcher; ironically, the NL vote in favour of proposal, but the American League turn it down
  • 1929-05-08 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0 at the Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1929-08-02 Philadelphia 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in Phillies' 2-0 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1929-08-11 New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 500 home runs (off Willis Hudlin) in 6-5 loss to Indians at League Park, Cleveland
  • 1929-09-24 New York Yankee pitcher Tom Zachary ends season 12-0, record for most pitching wins without a loss in one season
  • 1930-04-01 Chicago Cubs catcher Leo Hartnett breaks the altitude record for a catch by gloving a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, California
  • 1930-04-27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns [1]
  • 1930-05-22 Yankees' future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig becomes first to hit 3 HRs three times as NY outscores Philadelphia A's, 20-13; teams combine for then-record 10 homers
  • 1930-06-22 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig smashes 3 HRs in 20-13 win over Philadelphia A's at Shibe Park
  • 1930-07-02 Chicago outfielder Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium
  • 1930-07-31 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in 8 runs with a grand slam and 2 doubles in a 14-13 win over the rival Boston Red Sox

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1930-08-03 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves

Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder Chuck Klein
Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder
Chuck Klein
  • 1930-09-12 Brooklyn catcher Al López hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • 1930-09-18 NY Yankee future Baseball HOF pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
  • 1931-04-29 Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
  • 1931-08-08 Washington Senators pitcher Bobby Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 at Griffith Stadium, Washington D. C.
  • 1931-08-13 Cincinnati Reds second baseman Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6 in 17-3 rout of Boston at Braves Field

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,453

  • 1885-01-15 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player, born in Sandborn, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • 1885-04-13 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1964)
  • 1885-09-28 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1885-10-08 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
  • 1886-03-13 John 'Home Run' Baker, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia Athletics), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • 1886-04-07 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1886-07-31 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), born in Caseyville, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1886-10-09 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1886-10-23 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago WS; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), born in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1887-02-09 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 1887-02-26 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs), born in Elba, Nebraska (d. 1950)

Person of interestEddie Collins

1887-05-02 Eddie Collins, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 17, 29, 30; AL MVP 1914; 4 x AL stolen base leader; Philadelphia A's, Chicago WS), born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1887-07-16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball outfielder, 1908-20 (Chicago White Sox, and two other teams; 1919 World Series "Black Sox" Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1887-08-24 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)

Person of interestWalter Johnson

1887-11-06 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3x Triple Crown of Pitching; World Series, 1924; AL MVP, 1913, 1924; Washington Senators), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1887-12-21 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Wadena, Indiana (d. 1974)
  • 1888-01-05 George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), born in Lehigh, Oklahoma (d. 1976)
  • 1888-03-04 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)

Person of interestTris Speaker

1888-04-04 Tris Speaker, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1912, 15, 20; AL MVP 1912; career batting average .345 [6th all-time]; Cleveland Indians) and manager (Cleveland Indians), born in Hubbard, Texas (d. 1958)

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 1888-04-18 Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1979)
  • 1888-05-23 Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1888-07-01 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (Indianapolis ABCs) and manager (Washington Potomacs, Baltimore Black Sox), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • 1888-11-02 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1889-09-22 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • 1889-09-28 Jack Fournier, American baseball player, 1912-27 (White Sox; Cardinals; Brooklyn Robins), born in Au Sable, Michigan (d. 1973) [1]
  • 1889-10-25 'Smoky' Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher/outfielder (World Series 12, 15, 20; MLB wins leader 34–5 1912; pitched no-hitter 1911; Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1890-01-11 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • 1890-08-04 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • 1890-09-24 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
  • 1890-12-04 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27; AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), born in Sigel, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1891-01-15 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • 1891-01-28 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1891-03-04 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • 1891-05-08 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
  • 1891-11-05 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1891-11-11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1891-11-20 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1892-07-26 Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Woodsfield, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • 1892-08-12 Ray Schalk, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago WS), born in Harvel, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • 1892-09-11 Ernie Koob, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1917; St. Louis Browns), born in Keeler, Michigan (d. 1941)
  • 1893-02-17 Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
  • 1893-03-24 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1893-04-27 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • 1893-05-08 Edd Roush, baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1893-06-09 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
  • 1893-07-22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1893-08-18 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1894-02-19 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)
  • 1894-10-23 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1895-08-07 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • 1895-09-10 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1895-09-23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1895-09-28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1895-10-13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)

Person of interestRogers Hornsby

1896-04-27 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman ( NL MVP 1925, 29; 7 x NL batting champion; St. Louis Cardinals, Browns, Chicago Cubs) and manager (Cardinals, Browns, Cubs), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1896-10-19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1896-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1897-03-04 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
  • 1897-04-10 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, born in Shiner, Texas (d. 1927)
  • 1897-09-17 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), born in White County, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • 1898-01-24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1898-04-25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-09 Frankie Frisch, American Baseball HOF infielder (3 x MLB All-Star; 4 x World Series; NL MVP 1931; NY Giants, St.L Cardinals) and manager (St.L Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1898-10-30 Bill Terry, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1899-05-14 Earle Combs, American MLB baseball centerfielder, 1924-35 (New York Yankees), born in Richmond, Kentucky (d. 1976)
  • 1899-07-29 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1899-09-09 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1899-10-11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1899-11-11 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1900-02-02 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • 1900-02-15 George Earnshaw, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1929-30; Philadelphia Athletics), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1976)
  • 1900-03-06 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • 1900-04-23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, born in Oglesby, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1900-04-26 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1900-09-17 Hughie Critz, American MLB baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1980)
  • 1900-10-31 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1900-12-20 Gabby Harnett, American baseball player and manager (NL MVP 1935), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
  • 1900-12-20 Gabby Hartnett, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (MLB All Star 1933–38; NL MVP 1935; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
  • 1901-03-31 Mule Suttles, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (5-time Negro Leagues All Star), born in Edgewater, Alabama (d. 1966)
  • 1901-05-08 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1901-07-20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1901-07-28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1979)
  • 1901-10-01 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1902-05-21 Earl Averill, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Snohomish, Washington (d. 1983)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1956)
  • 1902-07-07 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1902-08-04 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1902-12-01 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1903-02-01 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), born in LaRue, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1903-02-12 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1973)
  • 1903-04-06 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1903-05-11 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), born in Fowlerville, Michigan (d. 1993)

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

1903-05-17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Person of interestCarl Hubbell

1903-06-22 Carl Hubbell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; NL MVP 1933, 36; NY Giants), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1988)

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • 1903-11-02 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1903-12-06 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1904-01-01 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1904-02-27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)

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Deaths in Sport

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  • 1954-01-05 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), dies at 62
  • 1954-05-22 Charles "Chief" Bender, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only indigenous American in BHOF; World Series 1910, 11, 13; no-hitter 1910; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 70
  • 1954-11-26 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 63
  • 1955-10-27 Clark Griffith, American MLB baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85

Person of interestCy Young

1955-11-04 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), dies of a heart attack at 88

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Person of interestHonus Wagner

1955-12-06 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), dies at 81

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Person of interestConnie Mack

1956-02-08 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), dies at 93

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1956-05-26 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
  • 1956-07-10 Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1957-07-03 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1957-10-30 Fred Beebe, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1958-03-16 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), dies at 65

Person of interestChuck Klein

1958-03-28 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933; MLB All-Star 1933, 34; NL MVP 1932; Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a stroke at 53

Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder Chuck Klein
Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder
Chuck Klein
  • 1958-08-10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), dies of internal haemorrhage at 48
  • 1958-11-17 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), dies of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection at 45
  • 1958-11-21 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader; NY Giants), dies of injuries sustained in an auto accident at 49

Person of interestTris Speaker

1958-12-08 Tris Speaker, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1912, 15, 20; AL MVP 1912; career batting average .345 [6th all-time]; Cleveland Indians) and manager (Cleveland Indians), dies at 70

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 1959-02-07 Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1959-05-26 Ed Walsh, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager (Chicago WS; MLB ERA record 1.82), dies at 78
  • 1959-08-12 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 81 (b. 1877)
  • 1959-12-11 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, dies at 59
  • 1960-05-06 Vern Bickford, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1949; no-hitter 1950; Boston / Milwaukee Braves), dies from cancer at 39
  • 1960-06-25 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), dies at 91
  • 1960-08-14 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), dies at 87
  • 1960-11-03 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), dies at 86
  • 1961-01-08 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 50

Person of interestTy Cobb

1961-07-17 Ty Cobb, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (AL MVP 1911; Triple Crown 1909; 12 × AL batting champion; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1921-26), dies of cancer at 74

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1961-12-15 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99
  • 1962-03-04 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • 1962-06-28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59

Person of interestRogers Hornsby

1963-01-05 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman ( NL MVP 1925, 29; 7 x NL batting champion; St. Louis Cardinals, Browns, Chicago Cubs) and manager (Cardinals, Browns, Cubs), dies of a heart ailment at 66

MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager Rogers Hornsby
MLB Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman and Manager
Rogers Hornsby
  • 1963-03-01 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), dies at 69
  • 1963-06-28 John 'Home Run' Baker, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 77
  • 1963-09-27 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, dies at 80
  • 1964-02-13 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • 1964-04-20 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • 1964-07-29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • 1964-12-31 Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)
  • 1965-03-05 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1965-05-23 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), dies at 67
  • 1965-08-25 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player

Person of interestBranch Rickey

1965-12-09 Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, dies of heart failure at 83

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • 1966-07-06 Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 73
  • 1966-07-09 Mule Suttles, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (5-time Negro Leagues All Star), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1966-10-04 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), dies from cancer at 52
  • 1966-11-07 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1967-01-06 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 55

Person of interestJimmie Foxx

1967-07-21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), dies after choking on food at 59

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • 1968-02-29 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago WS; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), dies at 81
  • 1968-03-31 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1968-04-14 Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1968-04-19 Tommy Bridges, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
  • 1968-06-15 Sam Crawford, American MLB baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • 1968-07-27 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1968-10-16 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54
  • 1968-11-03 Vern Stephens, American baseball shortstop (8-time MLB All Star; AL HR leader 1945; 3×AL RBI leader), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1969-01-24 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 72
  • 1969-12-07 Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1970-01-14 John J "Johnny" Murphy, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1970-02-05 Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1970-04-15 Ripper Collins, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1935, 36, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL HR leader 1934; St Louis Cardinals), dies at 66
  • 1970-05-19 Ray Schalk, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago WS), dies from cancer at 78
  • 1971-01-09 Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1971-04-12 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1971-05-12 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1971-05-27 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), dies at 90
  • 1971-07-28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player, dies at 63
  • 1971-11-05 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), dies of neck cancer at 45
  • 1972-03-11 Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 1972-03-16 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72

Person of interestGil Hodges

1972-04-02 Gil Hodges, American baseball 1st baseman (8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers; NY Mets; World Series 1955, 59, 69; Gold Glove Award 1957–59) and manager (Washington Senators, NY Mets), dies of heart attack at 57

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1972-05-29 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (b. 1902)
  • 1972-07-31 Rollie Hemsley, American baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 65

Person of interestJackie Robinson

1972-10-24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1972-12-20 Gabby Hartnett, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (MLB All Star 1933–38; NL MVP 1935; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs), dies of cirrhosis at 72

Person of interestRoberto Clemente

1972-12-31 Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (15 x MLB All Star; World Series 1960, 71 [MVP]; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies in a plane crash at 38

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1973-03-12 Frankie Frisch, American Baseball HOF infielder (3 x MLB All-Star; 4 x World Series; NL MVP 1931; NY Giants, St.L Cardinals) and manager (St.L Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs), dies at 74
  • 1973-03-26 George Sisler, American MLB Hall of Fame 1st baseman, 1915-30; MLB record 257 hits in 1920, 2x AL batting champ, 4x AL Stolen Base leader (St. Louis Browns, and 2 other teams), dies at 80
  • 1973-07-02 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), dies at 70
  • 1973-07-02 George McBride, American MLB shortstop and manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), dies at 92
  • 1973-09-05 Jack Fournier, American baseball player, 1912-27 (White Sox; Cardinals; Brooklyn Robins) dies at 83
  • 1973-11-02 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 81
  • 1974-03-01 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 87
  • 1974-04-23 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 86
  • 1974-07-17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • 1974-12-18 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • 1975-01-05 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher, 1966-74, 2X no-hitters (Houston Astros), dies in his garage of carbon monoxide poisoning at 29
  • 1975-03-21 Joe Medwick, American baseball player, dies at 63
  • 1975-05-22 Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900)
  • 1975-06-17 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • 1975-12-01 Nellie Fox, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All Star; AL MVP 1959; Chicago White Sox), dies from lymphatic cancer at 47
  • 1976-03-01 George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), dies at 88
  • 1976-05-30 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 86
  • 1976-06-11 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 59
  • 1976-06-20 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 1976-06-30 Firpo Marberry, American baseball player (Washington Senators), dies at 77
  • 1976-12-01 George Earnshaw, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1929-30; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 76
  • 1976-12-02 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball infielder and manager (World Series 1960, 71; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from a stroke at 59
  • 1976-12-09 Wes Ferrell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1933, 37; no-hitter 1931; record 37 career HRs hit by a pitcher), dies at 68
  • 1977-02-19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86

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